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rules is convinced they are indispensible to democracy. his name is jim bopp. he's best known as the father of citizens united. he's been a leading force in the restructuring of campaign finance law. i caught up with him at his office in terre haute, indiana, and he told me why he believes secrecy is actually good for the political process. >> for people to participate in our democracy, citizens, they have to be able to talk about issues. and it's very important that that be protected, and the first amendment intended that that be protected. if they can't talk about issues because they're afraid that the federal election commission is going to investigate them or they're going to be complained about, or they're going to have to file a report, or they're going to have to do this and do that, then they are driven out of our democracy. >> ryssdal: bopp says disclosure laws keep people from participating in politics. >> anonymity for citizens is a very important concept because people are very reticent to contribute to overtly political entities. associating yourself with politica
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